Recently, I ordered a copy of Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make. Tau has shown interest whenever I’m sewing, so I thought it might be fun to work through a few of the projects in this book.
He flipped through the book when it arrived. “This one! I wanna make THIS one!”
We cut out the pattern piece, he pinned and cut out the felt and liner fabric, and then the fun with needle and thread began. Tau got a kick out of sewing big, red Xs to fasten the elastic to the mask. He also enjoyed learning how to do a running stitch—for the first five or so stitches. He then lost interest (he’d now learned how to sew after all), and so we resorted to you-do-ten-stitches-I-do-ten-stitches to get the rest done.
Instead of tediously sewing on the random geometric shapes he’d cut out of blue felt, we decided to glue them on with fabric glue.
One boy-sewn sleep mask, which he calls his iPad (eye pad?) by the way. He loves sleeping with it!